The Switch is not operating as a 3DS but a hybrid, which will most likely fashion itself to play console games on the go. It wont have the 3DS appeal nor the games. The Switch is a great console, but the launch price, the accessory prices and more troubling info got in the way of what was a pretty solid piece of tech. Nintendo has to nail their support from third party or else.
I was saying the Switch will receive at minimum the support the 3ds (And Wii U) received because Nintendo's console and handheld software divisions are now streamlined, and together working on one system. Also, I'm sure Nintendo will want to release a 2D Zelda, Mario, etc. because those types of games have appeal all on their own. I get that Smash, Kart and most games will get the 3D high resolution approach from now on, but the line is being blurred because we have the option to use it as a handheld and it can receive games that look like they belong on handheld, but like I said the lines are too blurred, which is why it should be called a hybrid as you stated.
I feel if third party support can be achieved through creative releases (i.e. Rabbids-Mario crossover, titles that appeal more to Nintendo's userbase), then that would be enough to carry the switch. I personally believe the streamlining/having all Nintendo releases on one console will ensure the Switch succeeds. I thought the launch price was fine, considering it's only availlable as one sku. The joycons have so much tech in them so I'm not surprised at their price, but the dock is another story.
No...it wont. It will demand higher resolution games, which will cut developers that worked on the 3DS. 3DS games took a shorter and less costly development period than HD games. Its a portable that plays console games. Most of the games Nintendo names are not finished hence why you didnt see too many gameplay videos at the reveal. There was very little core info, nor specs or anything. Most of the information was already information we already knew.
. Nintendo also does not create an equal ground for all parties to exist, which is why their gamers have grown out of gaming third party on Nintendo. I tell you if Nintendo ever decided to be fair to all parties with their console development their competition would be in for it. They wont though, because everything is only about their console and first party which alienates most third party. Tthe sales figures alone prove it. Ubisoft is the only one who really majorly profits from them and thats why you see them singing their praises. Its mostly with their dancing games too.